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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 7:27 am    Post subject: can not open an .odt file Reply with quote

first of all sorry about my english (I'm Italian).
I have an .odt file that i can't open. I worked on it several times and I saved it on an hard disk and everything was ok. Now i tried to open it after 3 months and I couldn't.
I tried with open office and a list of filters came out....and when i chose the filter it says ERRORE GENERALE ERRORE GENERALE DI I/O - (general error - general i/o error).
I tried with word but nothing happened
I tried to follow some advice I found in here (rename the file with .zip ............)but....probably I'm not good enough to solve this problem
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PLEASE if anyone can help me i'd be so grateful!!!
I can send the file if you want!!
Thank you in advance
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

by the way...i don't need to totally recover it....it is enough for me to read it or print it.
thank you again
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can change the extension to .zip, then open it in program like Winzip, extract the content.xml file. You can then at least recover your text. You can also upload it to a website like www.mediafire.com, then somebody here may be able to open and restore it to something readable for you, btw I'm not Italian, so I won't be able to read it anyway.
What happened in those months - did you change OS, or install a newer version of OOo?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

first of all thank you for the answer...
i already tried to change it to .zip but...it didn't work (or probably i didn't do the right things to do!!)...i tried to rename it but the type of file didn't change ...so i couldn't open it with winzip!!
after several tries I made it (I don't know how!!!!!)...but if i try to extract the "content.xml" file it appears an error: "error in file #1: bad zip file offset (error local header signature not found): disk #1 offset:643"
so...probably i did something wrong!
my only aim is to recover the text...nothing more nothing less!!!
I will follow your advise and upload it in mediafire
...so...maybe....somebody will be alble to do this change to .zip .... or ..... help me n other ways Crying or Very sad

in those months....surely my husband downloaded the latest version of OOo
...but also my husband doesn't know how to open it!! Sad

thank you very very much for your help....
I will upload the file in a few minutes! Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.filefactory.com/file/9e56df/n/SCHEDA_PROGRESSI_GIOELE_odt
Very Happy done
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I couldn't open it from this site....
so I tried another site
(rapidshare)
the download limit is 10 times but I hope that somabody will be able to help me within those 10 times!!!
here's the link

http://rapidshare.com/files/168923461/SCHEDA_PROGRESSI_GIOELE.odt.html

thank you in advance
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I could download it from the first link, but the zip file is broken. I can't extract the content.xml file, so your work is probably lost.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 1:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad
I hope there are other ways to do that....
I'm quite desperate
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 1:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I googled "repair corrupt zip file" and that gave quite a few hits for repair tools. You could give one of them a go.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 4:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

as soon as I go home I also will try this....thanx a lot for your kindness....I also wrote in the topic regarding the recovery of damaged files....hopefully also other users (or moderators) will be nice like you and will try to help me!!!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

...all the program are NOT free....and the demo apparently doesn't give you the possibility to save the repaired file....
i've found a free programm but it doesn't work...
Sad
thank you anyway
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I installed two, and neither of them even "saw" the content.xml, so maybe the corruption is very bad. I'm sorry for you.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

you're very kind...
Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 1:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'm still hoping for a "miracle"
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